Red Bull No Contest Drops Anchor In Tahiti, Gets Treated To Region’s Deadly/Non-Deadly Waves + Address Tower Controversy - Stab Mag

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Red Bull No Contest Drops Anchor In Tahiti, Gets Treated To Region’s Deadly/Non-Deadly Waves + Address Tower Controversy

Featuring the first man to surf Teahupo’o, the Spartan, and two (likely) future Olympic medallists. 

Words by Ethan Davis
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No Contest is back — Stab and Red Bull’s look into the food, culture and customs of surfing’s richest international surf communities…and some of the best waves on the planet.

In episode three, No Contest host Ashton Goggans is joined by Red Bull athletes Michel Bourez and Kauli Vaast, plus local legends Vahine Fierro, Eimeo Czermak and Tahurai Henry. 

First up, we meet the godfather of Teahupo’o and marine biologist, Peva Levy, who “owns the whole valley” and fills his bottle each morning with “magic water” from the surrounding waterfalls.

As a lifelong lover of coral, his take on the proposed coral-deleting aluminium judging tower is made crystal clear, ‘non merci’.

Next we’ll deep dive into the surf history of the small town, learning how the first Gotcha contests in the region catapulted Andy and Bruce Irons into the limelight and inspired the current generation of local chargers such as Eimeo Czermak, Matahi Drollet and Kauli Vaast to attack the iconic, eponymously-named lefthand reef break. 

We’ll also watch 2016 Pipe Master Michel ‘The Spartan’ Bourez puff his cheeks in a paddleboard race, before catching a ferry to Moorea — the most visited island in all of French Polynesia — tasting the best Chinese/French-influenced local cuisine with food expert Heimata Hall along the way.

Watch Red Bull No Contest: San Francisco and Morocco here. 

Check out all episodes of No Contest here.

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